After I completed the 137 km and ‘Concurse D’ Elegance’ at L’Eroica XX Gaiole 2016,
I went to the Colnago factory , where I was greeted by Laura , and left my bike in the work shop area.
I asked if she minded answering a few questions and she very kindly introduced me to Alex Colnago , who was also very , very kind by letting me ask him a few questions .
The first I asked was if there are any distinctive marks on Gloria race bikes circa the mid ’60’s which would indicate his fathers hand , sadly there are none.
I could have sat for years talking to Alex about his father and the brand , but did not want to take up too much of his time , Laura then led me into the musuem…
I was floating on air just being on the premises to be honest , so did not have
the presence of mind to be on point with picture quality , so please forgive …
these are the C40’s that smashed the Hell Of The North..
and a Gloria Mr Colnago himself rode when he raced…
I was left alone to take some more (poor) images , and did not want to overimpose on
such hospitality by spending too long , so I left , and went back , thanking Alex and Laura
then , it happend
Laura said words I will never forget…
“Mr Colnago is in his office now, you can go and see him…”
such an amazing man , I was like a little boy , I pledged my loyalty and said I would never let him down .
Thank you Laura for making it happen , thank you Alex for your patience with me ,
and Mr Colnago , thank you for the joy you bring.